Delta’s first A330-900Neo made its maiden sortie bearing its signature Delta livery above Southern France.
Delta is the only US carrier with orders for 35 A330-900Neos. The first aircraft is expected to delivered later this spring.
Delta has configured its A330-900neo with 281 seats with all four branded seat products - 168 economy seats, 56 extra-legroom economy seats ( Delta Comfort+ ), 28 Premium economy seats ( Delta Premium Select ) and 29 Business class suites ( Delta One suites ).
The aircraft will also offer in-seat power ports, LED ambient lighting, spacious overhead cabins and foam cushions for added comfort. A new wireless IFE system from Delta flight products will offer thousands of hours of complimentary entertainment via seat back entertainment screens. High speed internet connectivity, including free mobile messaging through iMessage, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger is also available on board.
The A330-900neo aircraft reduces the travel carbon footprint, with increased fuel efficiency per seat of more than 20 percent when compared with previous generation A330 aicraft.
The airline has planned to debut the aircraft on the Seattle Tacoma - Shanghai Pudong route in July.
Founded in 1924 as Huff Daland Dusters, Delta is the world’s second largest airline in terms of passengers and number of departures with its headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The airline, along with its subsidiaries and regional affiliates, operates over 5,400 flights daily and serves an extensive domestic and international network that includes 304 destinations in 52 countries on six continents, as of October 2018.